A guide to office space in Jakarta

Jakarta is the economic, political and cultural centre of Indonesia and is the country’s capital city.

It is a global city with huge potential and is growing at a rate faster than the majority of other cities in the Asia-Pacific region.

It is the most populous city in Indonesia and Southeast Asia and was established as a trading port in the fourth century.

The economy in Jakarta is largely made up of manufacturing, trading, financial services, banking and the service sectors.

It is a hub for electronics, chemicals and automotive and is particularly attractive to companies within these industries.

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The location

Jakarta is located on the northwest coast of Java, the fifth largest Indonesian island.  

It is divided into five kota or kotamadya (cities), each one headed by a mayor. 

These cities are:

Neighbouring areas - price comparisons, per person per month

The prices given below are the minimum to maximum average cost for serviced offices, per person per month, derived from our Sales Team's knowledge.
Area Indicative price range
Jakarta Rp4,000,000 - 7,000,000
Kuala Lumpur  Rp2,00,000 - 5,250,000
Manila Rp4,000,000 - 8,000,000
Bangkok Rp3,000,000 - 5,000,000


Jakarta Monument

Looking for an office in Jakarta

There is a high demand for office space in Jakarta at the moment, especially in the CBD areas with an occupancy rate north of 90% across the city and even higher in the CBD. 


However, there are a number of building projects under construction that plan to alleviate this demand and provide more quality spaces in the coming months and years.


Costs and sizes

Prices in Jakarta are currently very low with the average cost of serviced office space around USD300-USD500 per person, per month. 

Offices in the CBD will reach the top end of this bracket, while slightly cheaper spaces can be found the further you travel away from the centre. 

When looking at serviced offices keep in mind that these costs usually cover a variety of amenities and as such can offer great value for money and lower outgoings.

Instant Offices are able to accommodate most enquiries, from one person through to 100 or more depending on the specifics. 


Why choose Jakarta?

One of the major reasons for setting up business in Jakarta has to be the cost-saving benefits.

While the city doesn’t have as many multinational corporate headquarters as some of its regional competitors, a lot of companies continue to move their back-end offices into the city to the benefit of their bottom line.

It also offers some of the best shopping in Southeast Asia with countless shopping malls, traditional markets and luxury boutiques to suit all needs and budgets.


Five things you probably didn't know about Jakarta:

  • The name Jakarta means ‘complete victory’ or a ‘victorious deed’ in Old Javanese
  • A study in 2012 by Paris-based research firm Semiocast showed Jakarta to be the world’s most active Twitter city
  • Patting on the head is considered an insult in Jakarta
  • The Ciliwung River is the most important of the 13 rivers that run through Jakarta; it divides the city into east and west
  • Jakarta is in the top 20 most populated cities in the world; an estimated 10 million people live there making it one of the most densely populated

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A closer look at Jakarta

Office space is spread out all over the entire city. 

However, different industries are attracted to the separate areas.

The most popular areas in which to rent office space in Jakarta are:





Central Jakarta

  • Jakarta’s smallest city and the home of the Sudirman CBD and financial district
  • The political and administrative centre of Jakarta
  • Diverse range of companies including those from finance, trading and IT sectors
  • Home to a number of large international hotels and landmarks
  • Lots of large parks and Dutch colonial buildings

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South Jakarta
  • Originally planned as a satellite city
  • The Golden Triangle of Jakarta is located in the sub district of Setiabudi and is a main area of business and commerce in the city
  • Home to the Mega Kuningan CBD
  • Lots of large upscale shopping centres

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West Jakarta
  • Part of Jakarta’s Old Town located in West Jakarta
  • Number of colonial landmark buildings
  • Also home to Jakarta’s Chinatown
  • High concentration of small-scale industries can be found here

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East Jakarta

  • Most populous of the five cities
  • Home to Taman Mini Indonesia Indah (TMII) or "Beautiful Indonesia Miniature Park", a recreational park that is designed to be a synopsis of Indonesian culture
  • Several industrial sectors are prominent in this area

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North Jakarta 
  • Located on the shores of the Java Sea
  • Tanjung Priok Port is a major part of North Jakarta and its export trade
  • Forms the other part of Jakarta Old Town
  • Mainly large- and medium-scale industries found here

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Want to find out more?

If you’re looking to move into the area, or simply require more information, contact Instant Offices' specialist local consultants.

Email our team or call us and we'll be delighted to help you.


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